The property is pretty as I would put it.
Bathroom: Old colonial looking bathrooms, with white tile/standalone sink, has the space wasting bathtub which is being removed from most properties and a stand-up shower. Big enough for one person on get ready at a time, as it has one sink and the space overall in the bathroom is limited.
Room: Once again a colonial look, with dark colored walls, blacked out lamp shades with a bronze lining on the interior to project a golden color light through-out room. They use low wattage CFL bulbs in the lamps, which do project a pretty light or hue throughout the room, but most will find it difficult to read or do work in such low light conditions. Flat screen TV with adequate number of channels. The mattress on the bed defiantly needs to be replaced as you could feel individual springs and it bounced like a trampoline.
Swimming Pools: Very pretty swimming area, one of the best looking in Vegas for architecture. The overall look, feel of the pool is relaxing, but definitely pretty to look at. The stand out feature of the pool the long bridge that goes over one of the pools. While it may not function as much, it certainly sets itself apart from other properties in terms of aesthetics. As for the pools themselves, all looked in pristine condition, as did the entire swimming area.
Gym: Wells stocked gym. Only issue is with maintenance of cardio equipment. You could feel the treadmill pause with each step, which is an indication the machine, is not being maintained.
Overall Property: When you walk around outside or even inside, you get the impression you’re at a resort in Scottsdale or Sedona, AZ.
The reason for my average rating instead of good/very good rating relates to the resort fee. While a select few actually offer you a value for what you’re paying, most hotels charge the resort fee for nothing more than profit. Which is why they wait until you check out to charge it. Since it’s a mandatory fee, it should be included in the room rate, but, its one way to make their room rates look low, by deferring a portion of the room charge until check out.
As I said, some resorts offer you enough for the fee to make it difficult to hate, unfortunately this hotel does not. At $28 (with tax), it is one of the most expensive fees anywhere in Vegas, including 5 Star resorts like Bellagio. What you get for the fee as shown on the pamphlet: Wired and Wireless High Speed in-Room Internet, Unlimited Local and 800 calls, Daily Local Newspaper, Fitness Center access, Shoe Shine Service, Airport Shuttle Service. As with any traveler, the only thing I care deeply about is internet access. I can tell you that of all the properties I have stayed at in Vegas, this property has the worst internet for speed. It clocked in at an average of 390Kbps during my stay. To put that into prospective, my old 3G iPhone averages 1,808kbps. I had to use my iPhone to send/receive emails through my stay. The internet included in the resort fee is useless in my opinion. Also, iMessage though your Apple iPad and iPhone will not work on their internet system. Now, when you activate your internet, they do give you the option to upgrade to a faster service, for an additional charge, I believe it was $12 or $14 per day. So, they charge you for a resort fee for internet access at “dial-up” speeds, and if you want the speeds your use to at other properties, it cost extra. Something to think about as these charges will add up quickly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Green Valley Ranch Resort is unquestionably one of the finest Las Vegas casino resort hotels, equally exquisite both inside and out. Attending to guests with impeccable service, wealth of outstanding amenities, and expansive pools and gardens, Green Valley Ranch has become renowned as one of the top luxury resort hotels in Henderson, Las Vegas ... in the USA. Green Valley Ranch Resort has all that you require from Exquisite Accommodations, the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation at The Spa, Award-Winning Dining, Non-Stop Gaming Action, Entertainment for Everyone, Meeting & Events, to our The Backyard with incredible scenery, sand-bottom pool and laid-back vibe, not to mention a great selection of drinks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Green Valley Ranch Hotel Henderson
- Green Valley Resort
- Green Valley Hotel